I looked around Sunday and, besides seeing the usual clutter, I realized we were each absorbed in a craft of some sort. This used to not be unusual for a weekend, but I haven’t noticed it in a while. Maybe my son does that sort of thing less now that he can “hang out” with friends via online games. Yet, when we all get crafty, with good music playing in the background, (yesterday it was The Clash) we are all refreshed afterward.
Join me for the tour. In the kitchen we have my son, hurriedly making a paracord bracelet before a friend picks him up. He should be packing, but keeps saying, “I’m almoooost done.” That sounds familiar.
That racket in the garage is my husband cutting wood and installing legs on the murphy bed he is finally finding the time to make for the aforementioned long and lanky boy. I look at how this bed is coming together and think what people who look at a finished sweater often say: “I wouldn’t even know where to start.” This will not only give my son a larger bed, but give me competition on who the little dog will sleep with, since my son won’t be in a loft bed anymore. He’ll have more floorspace now in his tiny bedroom. It really shouldn’t be a bedroom. It would make a good extended living space, and, with a murphy bed, can be one day.
Speaking of living rooms, my daughter has taken ours over with pieces of Tom’s catalog pages she’s using to make paper flowers for a friend’s dorm. They really do make nice, softly colored leaves.
I’m next to her, knitting away on Antrorse, where my yarn strands compete with her paper scraps as clutter. I’ve changed my mind twice about my size on this one. Moving from one strand of worsted and a size 34″ to two held together and a size 32″. I did try it on today and I think I’ve finally got it right. Because my doubled strands are a bit larger than the Aran the pattern calls for, my 32 is more of a 34″.
The Pampas Heather Wool of the Andes is growing on me. Initially, I thought it was a safe color for me, but a bit boring. But I wanted this sweater to be light colored to show off the texture and super wearable, and green is my color. I find I love it more and more as I work on it. It’s like that faded, fatigue colored t-shirt I loved from way back when. Instant favorite.
I loved making the one row button holes. I’ve never done that before. There are three button holes and I think I made each of my family members watch me do one. Surprisingly, they were actually impressed by the magic, too.